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    IronChef got a reaction from hammerlockthree in Pat Downey "Uncut" interview   
    I kind of feel like praising Downey is like congratulating someone for climbing out of a hole without asking why they jumped down there in the first place.
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    IronChef got a reaction from jon in Worst Dual ever?   
    If Flo knew he was out and didn’t report it, shame on them. If they traded access on the condition that they wouldn’t reveal it, they need to come out and admit they are not journalists.

    Can you imagine ESPN running hype on a big NFL game for a week and never revealing that the star QB wouldn’t be playing until obliquely mentioning an injury at the start of the game?

    My hope is Flo was as blindsided as the rest of us, but that seems unlikely.
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    IronChef got a reaction from Yellow_Medal in Robles going for pullup record at Jets game Sunday   
    https://www.si.com/olympics/2018/11/07/one-legged-wrestler-aiming-pull-world-record-during-jets-bills-halftime
    Anthony Robles has been training and will try to break the record for pull-ups in one minute. The current record is 61.
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    IronChef got a reaction from Plasmodium in What percentage of wrestling fans decided not to pay the 30 bucks for the worlds.   
    The time made the value proposition a little tough as well. Only the semis and finals were at a reasonable hour in the US. Plus, NBC sports had a lot of the medal matches on tape delay.
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    IronChef got a reaction from SetonHallPirate in New DI program - Long Island University   
    Long Island University is combining the two athletic departments on its Brooklyn and Post campuses and taking the newly combined department into DI. LIU-Post has a wrestling team, and the new LIU wrestling team is slated to compete in DI on the Post campus.
    https://liupostpioneers.com/news/2018/10/2/baseball-liu-announces-unification-into-one-liu-division-i-program.aspx
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    IronChef got a reaction from SetonHallPirate in New DI program - Long Island University   
    Long Island University is combining the two athletic departments on its Brooklyn and Post campuses and taking the newly combined department into DI. LIU-Post has a wrestling team, and the new LIU wrestling team is slated to compete in DI on the Post campus.
    https://liupostpioneers.com/news/2018/10/2/baseball-liu-announces-unification-into-one-liu-division-i-program.aspx
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    IronChef got a reaction from SetonHallPirate in New DI program - Long Island University   
    Long Island University is combining the two athletic departments on its Brooklyn and Post campuses and taking the newly combined department into DI. LIU-Post has a wrestling team, and the new LIU wrestling team is slated to compete in DI on the Post campus.
    https://liupostpioneers.com/news/2018/10/2/baseball-liu-announces-unification-into-one-liu-division-i-program.aspx
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    IronChef reacted to JasonBryant in Taptalk recommendations   
    If you're having a problem with your app, a simple fix is to unfollow the board, then search Themat.com Forums and re-follow the board. You should then be prompted to login via your tapatalk login. 
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    IronChef got a reaction from dtl38 in Looking for Suite Tickets   
    The tournament is taking place in a state where wrestling is very popular and the event is almost exactly halfway between the two best teams. Also, the arena is smaller than the one in Cleveland. I think it will be a tough ticket to get.
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    IronChef got a reaction from ClawRide in JO nagging Retherford   
    Building interest and personal brands is a good thing.
     
    Acting like a giant tool isn't.
     
    Oliver is only good at the second one.
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    IronChef got a reaction from Housebuye in Poland—Ranking Series Event   
    The only people who should stop wrestling are those who want to stop. You only get a finite number of years to train and compete and a finite number of times to step on the mat. You can't get those opportunities back later if you forego them now. If his body is up for it and he can provide for himself/his family while competing then he should wrestle for as long as he has a passion to do so.
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    IronChef got a reaction from JHRoseWrestling in Isn't it surprising?   
    The NCAA typically only tests at championship events and does not rest at every event every year.
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    IronChef reacted to Eagle26 in Cael’s Kool-Aid is strong   
    I would assume this means a literal ton of students - 2000 pounds of students, or roughly 12 students in the entire country (a third of them wrestling for PSU).
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    IronChef got a reaction from cbg in Zaddick out at Iowa State   
    The strangest part of this is that they coached together for 3 years, 2 at VT and last year at ISU. If there's a personality or loyalty issue, why bring that guy with you to Iowa? What was the precipitating event that caused him to get fired?
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    IronChef got a reaction from bnwtwg in Helen Maroulis   
    I hope Helen is OK. This date is almost the last possible day to have this wrestle-off. The women's 55kg class starts 16 days after this wrestle-off.
     
    The late date suggests that she is still not recovered. 2 1/2 months is a long time from now; I hope she is actually 100% by then and that she isn't rushing back because of the world championships.
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    IronChef got a reaction from Peso in Best Ever PSU wrestler   
    Zain, Taylor, and Nolf are my top three in some order, though I think Nolf can pull away and take this if he does what we should all be expecting next year.
     
    Zain and Taylor both finished their careers without a dual meet loss. Taylor did not miss a dual in four years. Did Zain?
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    IronChef got a reaction from silver-medal in The 4 Chamizo got against JB   
    I've isolated and slowed down the sequence here, for anyone interested.
     
    https://gfycat.com/gifs/detail/YoungOptimisticHornshark
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    IronChef got a reaction from JHRoseWrestling in Traveling to Chechnya?   
    The State Department is pretty clear on their recommendation.
     
    Do not travel to: The north Caucasus, including Chechnya and Mount Elbrus, due to civil unrest and terrorism.   North Caucasus (including Chechnya and Mount Elbrus)   Civil unrest and terrorist attacks continue throughout the North Caucasus region including in Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Stavropol, Karachayevo-Cherkessiya, and Kabardino-Balkariya. Local gangs have kidnapped U.S. citizens and other foreigners for ransom. There have been credible reports of arrest, torture, and extrajudicial killing of gay men in Chechnya allegedly conducted by Chechen regional authorities.   Do not attempt to climb Mount Elbrus, as travelers must pass close to volatile and insecure areas of the North Caucasus region.   The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens traveling in the North Caucasus region, including Mount Elbrus, as U.S. government employees are prohibited from traveling to the region.
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    IronChef got a reaction from zhawk in Future of women's college wrestling?   
    So what? This is true for every sport with the exception of gymnastics and volleyball. It doesn't mean the sport won't make it.
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    IronChef got a reaction from Tofurky in Custom wrestling shoes question   
    https://www.instagram.com/dodolovesthekids
     
    This is the guy. $280 for a pair.
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    IronChef got a reaction from jon in Flo Announcers   
    Bader is a good part of Flo; he is not good on the mic for live events. Both of these statements can be true. 
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    IronChef got a reaction from jon in Flo Announcers   
    Bader is a good part of Flo; he is not good on the mic for live events. Both of these statements can be true. 
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    IronChef got a reaction from TobusRex in Little Rock names Head Coach.   
    Appalachian State is in the same conference as UA-Little Rock (Sun Belt), so it would make sense to put them in the SoCon as well for wrestling.
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    IronChef got a reaction from TobusRex in Little Rock names Head Coach.   
    Appalachian State is in the same conference as UA-Little Rock (Sun Belt), so it would make sense to put them in the SoCon as well for wrestling.
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    IronChef got a reaction from TobusRex in Where does wrestling stand?   
    Wrestling is a niche sport. The dedicated fanbase is small, but passionate. The larger percentage of wrestling fans are fans only as long as their kids or siblings are involved. Many sports are like this and do not make connections with so-called "regular" sports fans.
     
    Attendance at Final X State College was very good. Rec Hall wasn't full, but there were a lot of people there. It looks like maybe a few less at Lincoln based on some photos I've seen, though it's hard to judge. We will see how Grace Hall looks on Saturday.
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